For many, it's an evil weed (a gateway drug), but to some, it's a sacred herb, even a lifesaver. For decades the global supply was controlled by criminals, but now a quasi-legal industry worth billions of dollars is booming. A horticultural revolution is emerging creating new institutions such as denominations dedicated to marijuana and marijuana shops erected for cancer patients. Used by 167 million people worldwide, cannabis polarizes public opinion. On one side, there are cannabis revolutionaries trying to legitimize the plant. On the other hand, law enforcement is trying to wipe it off the planet. In order to unify the polarizing opinions, the federal government has come up with a plan.
President Obama has decided to develop a “think tank” encompassing the different viewpoints of the legalization of marijuana federally. This “think tank” must come together and create a legislation arguing either why marijuana should be legalized or why it should not be. This legislation will be presented in front of Congress in a testimonial trying to sway the Congressmen to vote in their viewpoint of the matter.There are two main ideas that needs to be present in your mindset while working to complete this project:
“Should Marijuana be legalized federally?" “How would either the federal legalization of marijuana or keeping it illegal help benefit the American society as a whole politically, economically, and socially?”